How much does it cost to restore a classic car/truck?
There are many different considerations that go into a full restoration project, such as current condition of the vehicle, what direction you plan to go with the build, (concours original, resto-mod or custom hot-rod) and what your intended use for the vehicle will be once completed. A typical 1960s muscle car project, say a Mustang/Camaro in average shape completed in our shop is going to costs anywhere from $50,000 to $70,000 which is about 600-900 hours of labor, while a rare Packard with more problems and specialty options could be as high as 1200-3000 hours of labor which is about $100,000.00-$280,000.00. (Our labor rate is $85.00)
There are many factors that affect pricing
-the overall condition of the body and frame.
-just how rare is the car, and can we locate parts for it?
-how many parts does it need?
-the quality of the restoration, did you want a 100 point show car?
-exotic upholstery and convertible top choices.
-powertrain components that may not be salvagable.
-sophisticated powertrain and chassis upgrades.
-a car that is 30 - 75 years old, has hidden problems.
How much for a complete paint job on my classic car/truck?
Common paint job completed at Crossroads Vintage Restorations
-150-400 hours of labor, varies
-$5000-$10,000 in quality paint, materials and parts
-disassembly of vehicle
-sand blast or chemical strip
-perform some light body work and minor metal repairs
-apply epoxy primers, a PPG DBC basecoat and, a PPG 2021 clear
-wetsand, polish and reassemble vehicle
Do you service classic vehicles?
We do offer service on classic cars and trucks when we have time. Although, our priority is given to full restoration projects. If you are interested in having Crossroads service your classic car or truck please call or email us for more information.
(We do not work on vehicles built after 1972)
Are client vehicles stored outside?
Never. All cars/trucks are stored inside at all times and are covered when they are not being worked on.
Can I purchase my own parts?
Yes, we allow our clients to purchase their own parts and have them shipped directly to us. We do not however process returns/exchanges.
How does billing work?
We bill weekly. In addition to a detailed invoice you will receive weekly updates via email as well as your own dropbox folder with photos of your build. (A $5,000 deposit is required at the start of the project.)
Can I visit the shop?
Absolutely! We encourage our clients to stop by the shop anytime. We also encourage potential clients to set up a time to tour the shop and meet the team. We are also happy to provide references.